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How to put the Respimat together:

  1. The Respimat device comes in two pieces. The inhaler, and a medication cartridge.
  2. Before it is used the first time, it will need to be assembled and primed. 
  3. With the cap closed, press the safety catch to remove the clear base of the inhaler.
  4. Push the narrow end of the cartridge into the inhaler as far as it will go.
  5. Place the inhaler upright on a firm surface and push firmly down on the inhaler to ensure the cartridge has gone all the way in.
  6. Put the clear base back into place.

How to prime the Respimat when you use for the first time:

  1. To prime the inhaler for use, hold the inhaler upright with the cap closed. TURN the base in the direction of the arrows on the label until it “clicks”.
  2. Flip the cap open.
  3. Point the inhaler down. Press the dose release button.
  4. Close the cap.
  5. Repeat this 3 more times.

How to use the Respimat:

  1. Now to use the inhaler, follow these steps:
    • Hold the inhaler upright with the cap closed.
    • Turn the clear base a half turn in the direction of arrows until you hear a click.
    • Flip the cap open.
    • Breathe out slowly and fully.
    • Close your lips around the mouthpiece without covering the air vents.  Point the inhaler towards the back of throat. While taking in a slow, deep breath, PRESS the dose release button and continue to breathe in slowly.
    • Remove the inhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for 5-10 seconds.  Breathe out.
    • Close the cap.
    • If another dose is required, repeat these steps.